apriboot man page

apriboot — rewrite disc boot sector, converting between Apricot and PCDOS

Synopsis

apriboot [-format FORMAT] [-type TYPE] [-side SIDE] [-comp COMP] [-retry COUNT] [-pcdos] [-apricot] DISKIMAGE [DSKIMAGE...]

Description

Apriboot rewrites the boot sector of the selected disc (or image), converting it between standard PCDOS format and the format used by the Apricot PC / Xi / F-series computers.

Options

-type TYPE
Determines which driver is to be used.
-retry COUNT
Set the number of times to attempt to read the disc in case of error.
-comp COMP
Select the compression method used on the source disc image file (has no effect when reading a floppy disc).
-side SIDE
Determines which side (0 or 1) of the disc (image) is to be identified.
-format FORMAT
Selects a fixed format. Should not be necessary.
-apricot
Forces the program to convert to Apricot format; if the boot sector is already in Apricot format, does nothing.
-pcdos
Forces the program to convert to PCDOS format; if the boot sector is already in PCDOS format, does nothing. If neither -pcdos nor -apricot is supplied, the boot sector will be set to the opposite of whatever is currently in use.

See Also

dsktrans(1)

Author

John Elliott <jce@seasip.demon.co.uk>.

Info

23 January 2008 Version 1.2.1 Emulators